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Created On: 15 January 2014 09:20 PM
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 17 January 2014 04:11 PM
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I have a couple of screwits somehere.
Never used `em meeself but stripped `em out a few times.
I got a sample pack of the plastic ones (well they were free).

RB4 - never heard of that so I`m glad the question was asked.
If you`d said a 4 terminal junction box I would have known.
Yes I`ve also used the six terminal JBs now and again too.

I think tobacco smokers kept the electrical & mechanical industry going (they made handy storage boxes for all the bits and bats as well as for junction boxes) I used to have hundreds of `em (donated by others) as well as those cigar tubes.

Back in the days when the "7 valve Phillips" was king of technology

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Knotted cables cause Lumpy Lektrik
 17 January 2014 05:19 PM
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This is an RB4

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 19 January 2014 10:35 PM
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markwatson

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Have a look at www.surewire.co.uk. I've not used these but had an email about them the other day and they looked like a fairly neat solution. I see that toolstation are stocking them now...

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 20 January 2014 10:05 PM
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AJJewsbury

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whats a screwit?

Blimey - that's made even me feel old!! (or could I claim I just started young?)
- Andy.
 20 January 2014 10:10 PM
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http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/GGeOjASps7w/hqdefault.jpg

That's a screwit, or two, or three, .......
 19 November 2014 08:43 AM
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I still prefer the RB4 method of wiring lighting circuits. It's even more practical nowadays with all the down-lighters people go for. The wholesalers don't know what an RB4 is though.
 19 November 2014 02:30 PM
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The modern plastic ones (as in pic) with a metal thread inside are really good, and are not inspectable as junctions (I can't see how to anyway) they seem very reliable. America is full of them.

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 19 November 2014 05:43 PM
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Nice and neatly please?


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dangerous+wiring&rlz=1C1LDJZ_enGB501GB521&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&imgil=IvCCUnlL_VYlvM%253A%253BkRg1ov9i7vO0K
 19 November 2014 07:57 PM
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Originally posted by: OMS

Originally posted by: UKPN



"it was probably screwits in a 4 oz tobacco tin"



whats a screwit?



Regards




Try Here



Strip the ends of the cable cores, twist them together and screw one of those on to keep it all in place - they have a tapered internal thread cut in the ceramic to tighten the joint and stop the screwit falling off



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OMS

Sorry to take you to task,OMS,but the screwit twists the wires together,not you beforehand,
Regards,Hz
 27 November 2014 05:06 AM
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stevendoust

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Tup North, we used to call them thimbles........circa 1971
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